Sensex soars 305 points, recaptures 36,000-mark on earnings optimism

PTI |   Jul 10,2018 , 05:12 PM IST

NSE Nifty climbed 94.35 points, or 0.87 per cent, to end at 10,947.25.

Sensex soars 305 points, recaptures 36,000-mark on earnings optimism
Sensex soars 305 points, recaptures 36,000-mark on earnings optimism

Mumbai: Rising for the third straight day, the BSE Sensex rallied about 305 points to end at an over 5-month high of 36,239.62 on Tuesday as participants wagered on encouraging corporate earnings.

Sentiment got a boost on unabated buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and a good set of corporate results so far, brokers said. The 30-share Sensex hit a high of 36,274.33 before ending at 36,239.62, up 304.90 points or 0.85 per cent.

It has now gained 665.07 points in three sessions. The benchmark is just a tad lower from its all-time high of 36,283.25 hit on January 29 this year. Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty climbed 94.35 points, or 0.87 per cent, to end at 10,947.25. Intra-day, it shuttled between 10,956.90 and 10,876.65.

The Sensex and Nifty remained above their key levels of 36,000 and 10,900 throughout the session, indicating robust investor optimism after a prolonged lacklustre spell.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) picked up shares worth a net Rs 740.39 crore yesterday, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded equities to the tune of Rs 569.91 crore, provisional data showed.



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